DPG is a comprehensive underwater photography website and community for underwater photographers. Learn underwater photography techniques for popular digital cameras and specialized professional underwater equipment (wide angle, macro, super macro, lighting and work flow). Read latest news, explore travel destinations for underwater photography. Galleries of professional and amateur underwater photography including wrecks, coral reefs, undersea creatures, fashion and surfing photography.
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camera underwater Underwater photography can feel a bit challenging at times. Your images may lack color and contrast. Maybe you’re struggling with backscatter or uneven lighting. Don’t fret. These are all common hurdles that are easy to overcome with a little guidance.

Here are some tips and tools that will help you along the way...

The DPG Underwater Photography Techniques Guide

The comprehensive DPG Techniques Guide is an online tutorial that will walk you through the principles and approaches that will help improve your wide angle, macro, and super macro photography.  Learn about composition, lighting, equipment and general tips to take your underwater photography further.

Spend Time Looking at Successful Underwater Images

underwater image baitball While you are learning how to improve your underwater photography, spend time looking at plenty of other images and try to analyze what it is about the images that you like.

There’s no better place to do this than the DPG Underwater Photo Galleries.

The PRO Galleries section is the only place online or offline that you will find the portfolios of the top professional underwater photographers in the world. But don’t stop there - the Featured Member Galleries highlight the exceptional work of DPG members, including award winners and semi professional around the globe as well.

Join an Underwater Photography Expedition

What better way to improve your skills than immersing yourself in the learning experience during a dedicated underwater photography trip. underwater photography trip

DPG Expeditions are designed to get you to the most photographically productive destinations around the world, where you can focus on diving and shooting all day long.

Practice, Practice, Practice

As the saying goes practice makes perfect. The more time you spend in the water, the more opportunities you have to experiment and adjust your approach to subject selection, composition and lighting. Plan to get in the water as often as possible.

In January 2010 we are launching a comprehensive underwater photography travel directory to research dive centers and live aboards around the world. In addition, the Featured Destinations section will highlight some of best destinations  for consistent and unique underwater photography opportunities.

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